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I consulted with my friend Morton Halperin when he began the research for this study, I believe, in 1963. Having participated myself in the Cuban Missile Crisis a few months earlier, I spent most of 1963 and the first half of 1964 doing research on nuclear crises at the RAND corporation in Santa Monica, California, for which Halperin was a consultant. When I joined the Defense Department as a full time employee in August 1964, as special assistant to the assistant secretary of defence for...
Topics: Quemoy, Cuban Missile Crisis, The Doomsday Machine, nuclear deterrence
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Ellsberg's memoranda and correspondence while working at the RAND corporation. Covering 1961.
Topics: RAND, command and control
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Lecture by Daniel Ellsberg on the analysis of madness and the unclear motives of opponents in game and war theory.
Topics: game theory, nuclear deterrence, Harvard, bargaining theory
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A collection of correspondence, notes, and memoranda from Ellsberg's time in Vietnam on an ISA study.
Topics: Vietnam, Secrets, pentagon papers, RAND, pacification
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Collection of Notes on the work of James G. Blight
Topics: Cuban Missile Crisis, Psychology, Deterrence, James G. Blight, Harvard
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Item 010-025 Anti-War pamphlet 1982. Item 010-025a A-Bomb Survivors in U.S. Nisei Victims Living with Pain and Trauma by Eddie Iwata. The Los Angeles Times. 1981-06-08. Item 010-025b Church: East German Protestants Urge 'Peace Services' as Alternative to Draft by Harry Trimborn. The Los Angeles Times. 1981-11-23. Item 010-025c The Assembly: Key to UN's Future A World of Patience by Trygrave Lie. The New Republic. 1946-10-28. Item 010-025d Christian Century Undenominational 1944-06-14. Item...
Topics: Strategic Bombing, WW2, targeting civillians, ethics of war, firebombing, Anti-War Activism
Item 010-028 A Revolting Necessity. The Nation. 1944-03-18. Item 010-028a Warfare by Fire by J. Enrique Zanetti. Readers Digest. 1936-03. Item 010-028b Comment on the Week. America. 1943-08-14. Item 010-028c Protests on Raids Deplored by Rabbi. The New York Times. 1944-03-12. Item 010-028d Protest on Bombing Scored by Nesbitt. The New York Times. 1944-03-27.Item 010-028e Bombing Protest Scored. New York Times. 1944-03-18. Item 010-028f Sockman Hits Area Bombing. The Christian Century....
Topic: Strategic Bombing
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Tables showing lists of Specific Military Incidents and military crises. Item 001-017 First Taiwan Strait Crisis 1955. Item 001-017a Yugoslavia 1946. Item 001-017b Berlin 1948. Item 001-017c Korea 1950. Item 001-017d Uruguay 1947, Japan 1953, Egypt 1955. Item 001-017e Honduras, Guatemala, and Nicaragua 1954. Item 001-017f Cuban Missile Crisis 1962. Item 001-017g Suez Crisis 1956. Item 001-017h Lebanon 1958. Item 001-017i Jordan/Iraq 1958. Item 001-017j Quemoy/Formoja/Matsu 1958. Item 001-017j...
Topics: Quemoy, Cuban Missile Crisis, The Doomsday Machine, nuclear deterrence
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by Gravel, Mike, 1930- oth; United States. Department of Defense. oth
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Pentagon Papers Volume 1 Pentagon Papers Volume 2 Pentagon Papers Volume 3 Pentagon Papers Volume 4 Pentagon Papers Volume 5 Den hft. versionen utg. som Beacon paperback Copy owned by Daniel Ellsberg with numerous handwritten notes.
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Topic: Pentagon
Pentagon Papers Volume 1 Pentagon Papers Volume 2 Pentagon Papers Volume 3 Pentagon Papers Volume 4 Pentagon Papers Volume 5
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Newspaper Clippings and Research retained and annotated by Daniel Ellsberg during his time in Vietnam.
Topics: Vietnam, Vietnam War, John Paul Vann, Daniel Ellsberg, ISA, DoD, USAID
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Pentagon Papers Volume 1 Pentagon Papers Volume 2 Pentagon Papers Volume 3 Pentagon Papers Volume 4 Pentagon Papers Volume 5 Includes a glossary
Topics: Pentagon papers, gravel edition, Vietnam War, 1961-1975
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Pentagon Papers Volume 1 Pentagon Papers Volume 2 Pentagon Papers Volume 3 Pentagon Papers Volume 4 Pentagon Papers Volume 5 Den hft. versionen utg. som Beacon paperback
Topic: Pentagon
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Ellsberg's memoranda and correspondence while working at the RAND corporation. Covering 1963.
Topics: RAND, command and control
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by Daniel Ellsberg
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A series of outlines showcasing the evolution of The Doomsday Machine.
Topics: The Doomsday Machine, nuclear deterrence
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Articles used as research by Ellsberg in preparations for arguments for his defense at his trial for leaking the pentagon papers.
Topics: pentagon papers, Vietnam, civil disobedience, anti-war activism, freedom of speech, John S. Atlee
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A cache of documents relating to the cuban missile crisis. unknown
Topics: Cuban Missile Crisis, nuclear deterrence
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A collection of annotated research into public opinion on war, particularly the Vietnam War.
Topics: anti-war activism, Vietnam
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by Tran Ngoc Chau
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A collection of memoranda, correspondence, and analysis pertaining to Tran Ngoc Chau, ARVN Lt. Colonel and potential leader of South Vietnam.
Topics: Vietnam, Secrets, pentagon papers, RAND, Tran Ngoc Chau
Collection of Notes on Berlin and Cuban Crisis in Relation to Ellsberg's book The Doomsday Machine.
Topics: Trachtenberg, Daniel Ellsberg, The Doomsday Machine, Berlin Crisis, Cuban Missile Crisis
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by David Irving
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The Destruction of Dresden by David Irving, addresses the firebombing of Dresden.
Topics: Strategic Bombing, WW2, targeting civillians, ethics of war, firebombing, Dresden
A collection of lecture transcripts and other course materials from a course taught by Daniel Ellsberg at University of California Irvine. The course, Nuclear Weapons and U.S. Foreign Policy, was taught in winter/spring 1984.
Topics: Nuclear Weapons, UC Irvine, Daniel Ellsberg, Crises, deterrence, decision theory, lecture, Daniel...
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by Gravel, Mike, 1930- oth; United States. Department of Defense. oth
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Pentagon Papers Volume 1 Pentagon Papers Volume 2 Pentagon Papers Volume 3 Pentagon Papers Volume 4 Pentagon Papers Volume 5 Den hft. versionen utg. som Beacon paperback
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A collection of Memo's shining light on the removal of illegal nuclear weapons from Japanese territory, covered by Ellsberg in The Doomsday Machine. Item 012-043a A series of Memos between Ambassador U. Alexis Johnson and John T McNaughton covering the agreement to remove nuclear weapons from Japanese territory out of concern for the political consquences of the weapons being discovered. From 1966-05-22 to 1966-07-08. Item 017-043b Memo from the Department of the Navy to The Secretary of...
Topics: Iwakuni, nuclear deterrence, Japan, The Doomsday Machine, Navy
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Trial documents from Ellsberg's civil suit against various Nixon administration officials for damages experienced during illegal surveillance. .
Topics: pentagon papers, Leonard B. Boudin, espionage act, trial
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Transcript, notes and correspondence relating to 1986-04-16 interview with Ellsberg on WGBH about the resolution of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Topics: Cuban Missile Crisis, nuclear deterrence, The Doomsday Machine, WGBH, Carl Kaysen
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Trial documents, notes, and memoranda pertaining to the testimony of William G. Florence, expert on classification who testified that the lable top secret could be given little weight because the government of the United States had essentially "ruined the integrity of the classification system".
Topics: pentagon papers, trial, espionage act
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Flyers, correspondence, and ephermera relating to left wing activism. Collected by Ellsbeg.
Topics: impearlism, Vietnam, anti-war movement, amnesty, Puerto Rican independence, new left
A collection of memoranda from Ellsberg's time at RAND 1967-1968.
Topics: RAND, command and control, Vietnam
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Excerpts from A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn, wherein Ellsberg is mentioned. Collected and annotated by Daniel Ellsberg.
Topics: Howard Zinn, pentagon papers
Item 000-067 fax to Roald Sagdeev. Item 000-067a Case of the Dubious Missileman San Francisco Chronicle 1975-01-20 Item 000-067b Security State Meeting for Fund for New Priorities in America, Draft Agenda. 1991-09-17. Item 000-067c Newsfax Moscow Edition 1991-10-02. Item 000-067d The Left Was Right Daniel Ellsberg by Gisela Martine Getty. Item 000-067e Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau. Item 000-067f Sixy-Nine Years After Hiroshima, Time for Renewed ACtion for Nuclear Disarmament and Human Survival....
Topics: nuclear deterrence, memoir, Pentagon Papers, Cold War, Cuban Missile Crisis
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A collection of correspondence recieved by Ellsberg pertaining to his Vietnam and Pentagon Papers memoir Secrets.
Topics: Secrets, Vietnam, Pentagon Paper
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Item 010-029 The Hydrogen Bomb Decision The Journal of American History. Item 010-029a The Air Force Plans for Peace: Conclusion. Item 010-029b Preparing for The Next War Preventing World War 3. Item 010-029c Winning Weapon Strategy and the Bomb.
Topic: Strategic Bombing
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Ellsberg's memoranda and correspondence while working at the RAND corporation. Covering 1961.
Topics: RAND, command and control
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A collection of research materials maintained by Daniel Ellsberg for historical and research purposes. This particular collection was compiled for and shared with Michael Neufeld in December of 1994.  ELS029-096a America's 'Terrible Thing'. Author James Carroll. The Boston Globe. 2005-08-04.  ELS029-096b Hiroshima The birth of nuclear warfare Author James Sterngold. The San Francisco Chronicle. 2005-08-01.  ELS029-096c Hiroshima The Strange Myth of Half a Million American Lives Saved. Author...
Topics: Hiroshima, The Doomsday Machine, NFU, Michael Ferber
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A collection of Ellsberg's memoranda and notes covering nuclear issues. This information would inform the writing of The Doomsday Machine. ELS029-069a 1994-02-18 Frank Scotton on Vietnam and Nixon's Aims. ELS029-069b 1994-11-22 Why does Bart question whether Ike's account of his discussion with Stimson is correct? ELS029-069c 1994-12-10 Notes on James Hershberg, James Conant. ELS029-069d 1994-12-15 Debrief on discussion with Mike Neufeld, Tom Crouch, and Steve Sator. ELS029-069d2 Alternate...
Topics: NFU, non-proliferation, anti-war activism, The Doomsday Machine, Hiroshima
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Daniel Ellsberg conducted a series of lectures at various departments of Harvard, Boston University, and Cambridge Hospital on the threat of nuclear war as a public health crisis. This interdisciplinary series was conducted periodically over the course of 1983 and 1984. The collection includes lecture transcripts, notes, and documents.
Topics: Nuclear Weapons, public health, Harvard, Cambridge Hospital, Daniel Ellsberg, Freeze Movement,...
Ellsberg on McNamara's interview with Stuart Alsop "Our New Strategy: The Alternative to Total War" -Saturday Evening Post, 1962-12-01. Memorandum composed for analysis of efficacy of media appearences and signaling of military intention. Item 012-060 is the memorandum sent to Brownlee Haydon 1963-10-16. Item 012-060a is a draft written 1962-12-13. Item 012-060b is an additional draft written 1962-12-13. Item 012-060c is an additional copy of the memorandum sent to Brownlee Haydon....
Topics: McNamara, RAND, The Doomsday Machine
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A collection of correspondence regarding Ellsberg's writing, composed while in Vietnam.
Topic: RAND
Handwritten notes kept by Ellsberg in preparation for and during attendance of the Toda Institute for Global Peace and Policy Research Annual Confernece. The theme of the Conference was The Challenge of Abolishing Nuclear Weapons.
Topics: anti-war activism, Toda Institute, nuclear deterrence
Affidavit of Daniel Ellsberg, expert witness on whistleblowing, civil disobidience, and the imperative threat of U.S. Military policy. Presented as testimony in the case of the State of Florida Vs. John Doe, No. 10, AKA Michael Fowler and John Doe No. 13, AKA Scott Yoos.
Topics: affidavit, whistleblowing, civil disobidience, Daniel Ellsberg, Michael Fowler, Scott Yoos
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Notes and Draft of recollections by Ellsberg on his experience of the Cuban Missile Crisis
Topics: Cuban Missile Crisis, nuclear deterrence, The Doomsday Machine
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010-018 A bibliography of additional resources. 010-018a Humanization of Air Warfare in British Foreign Policy on the Even of the Second World War by Uri Bialer in Journal of Contemporary History Vol 13. 1978. 010-010b Deterrence Before Hiroshima: The Airpower Background of Modern Strategy by George Quester. 1966. Item 010-010c are additional exceprts and comments on item 010-010b. 010-010d The Strategic Air War Against Germany and Japan: A Memoir by Haywood S. Hansell, Jr. 1986. 010-010e...
Topics: Strategic Bombing, WW2, targeting civillians, ethics of war, Air Force, The Doomsday Machine
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by Daniel Ellsberg
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A collection of unpublished writings edited out of Ellsberg's Vietnam and Pentagon Papers memoir Secrets.
Topics: Secrets, Vietnam, Pentagon Papers
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by Raymond Aron
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The Century of Total War by Raymond Aron.
Topics: Strategic Bombing, WW2, targeting civillians, ethics of war, firebombing
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A collection of memoirs, recollections, and notes composed in retrospective of the Pentagon Papers on the event of it's anniverary.
Topics: Pentagon Papers, Vietnam, Secrecy
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A collection of notes on Iran and nuclear policy. ELS029-082a Notes on Iran and NPR. 2006-01-20. ELS029-082b Truth About US. 2006-05. ELS029-082c Nucs. 2006-05-16. ELS029-082d Iran Attack. 2006-04-23. ELS029-082e Arguments for Attacking Iran. 2006-09-14. ELS029-082f Questions. 2006-12-01. ELS029-082g Iran Provocation. 2008-05 to 2008-07. ELS029-082h To Stop Iran Attack Fallon. 2008-03. ELS029-082i Iran Attack Notes. 2007-08 to 2007-10. ELS029-082j Telecons MHH Lynn Woolsey 2007-04-09....
Topics: Iran, anti-proliferation, Mort Halperin
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by Daniel Ellsberg
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Ellsberg's memoranda and correspondence while working at the RAND corporation. Covering 1962.
Topics: RAND, command and control
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by Daniel Ellsberg
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Correspondence and articles recieved from Albert Bofman, a peace activist jailed for conscientious objection and war resisting during World War 2.
Topic: anti-war activism
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010-002 Encyclopedia of World History. 010-002a Letters to the Editor, Atlantic Monthly 1946-04. 010-002b One War Is Enough by Edgar L. Jones Atlantic Monthly, 1946-02. 010-002d Herbert Aptheker, The World of C. Wright Mills. 010-002e American Overkill? No, underkill by W. Scott Thompson, The Christian Science Monitor 1981-06-02. 010-002f No Need to Bomb Cities to Win War by Col. Richard S. Leghorn U.S. News
Topics: Strategic Bombing, nuclear deterrence, Atomic Bomb, World War 2
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by Daniel Ellsberg
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A compendium of notes kept by Ellsberg during the writing of his groundbreaking PhD Thesis Risk, Ambiguity, and Decision.
Topics: decision theory, game theory
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Lecture transcript from Nuclear Weapons and U.S. Foreign Policy, taught by Daniel Ellsberg at UC Irvine in winter/spring 1984.
Topics: Nuclear Weapons, UC Irvine, Daniel Ellsberg, Crises, deterrence, decision theory, lecture, Daniel...
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by Daniel Ellsberg
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Notes reflecting on and analyzing the Cuban Missile Crisis
Topic: Cuban Missile Crisis
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A collection of unpublished essays on the Cuban Missile Crisis, crisis theory, and decision theory. Covering personal reflections on firshand participation in the crisis, as well as continued analysis and theorization of the decision theory and political science underlying the crisis.
Topics: crises, crisis, Cuban Missile Crisis, Daniel Ellsberg, Cuba
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by J.M. Spaight
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Ellsberg's copy of book defending the efficacy of bombing conducted by the Allies during WW2. Featuring notes and comments by Ellsberg
Topics: Strategic Bombing, WW2, targeting civillians
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Editorial by Daniel Ellsberg in the 1990-11-26 issue of the Nation. On the dangers and risks of US involvement in Iraq during the first gulf war.
Topic: Iraq, gulf war, anti-war activism
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by William Hines
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Profile of Daniel Ellsberg in the May 28, 1978 Sunday Sun-Times. Focus on nuclear deterrence issues and the neutron bomb. Includes Ellsberg's notes in preparation for and reflecting on the interview which the article is based upon.
Topics: neutron bomb, non-proliferation, Daniel Ellsberg
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A portion of collection of the classified documents scanned by Ellsberg that would come to be known as the Pentagon Papers. Xeroxed by Ellsberg. Covers part of top secret studies and memoranda from 1950-1954.
Topic: pentagon papers
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A collection of memos, notes, and transcripts drawn from the Cuban Missile Crisis
Topics: Cuban Missile Crisis, decision theory, The Doomsday Machine
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RAND study on US nuclear capability, vulnerability and flexibility. Item 013-040a is a letter recieved from Albert Wohlstetter. Item 013-040b are pages 18-29.
Topics: RAND, nuclear deterrence, Wohlstetter, The Doomsday Machine, missile gap
Review Symposium on the legality and ethics of the US war in Vietnam. Published in the Yale Law Journal June 1971.
Topic: Vietnam, anti-war movement, war crimes
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Article by Daniel Ellsberg on his subjective experience of leaking the Pentagon Papers for the May-June 2000 issue of Modern Maturity.
Topic: Vietnam, pentagon papers
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Publications, letters, and background materials on the campaign to support Kim Chi Ha, a South Korean poet imprisoned, tortured and sentenced to death under the then military dictatorship's strict anti-communism laws. Ellsberg was involved in and deeply concerned with the effects of US imperialism on South Korea and South Korean members of the anti-war movement.
Topics: Kim Chi Ha, South Korea, anti-war activism
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Memoranda and Correspondence pertaining to Ellsberg's Vietnam ISA study. John Paul Vann and Bob Komer.
Topics: Vietnam, Secrets, pentagon papers, RAND, pacification
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A collection of annotated research regarding nuclear first strikes and first use. Items Reagan's tough talk on Foreign Policy - David Hoffman. S.F. Sunday Examiner and Chronicle 1980-05-25. Press Clips The Most Dangerous Moment - Alexander Cockburn. Voice Magazine. 1980-10-08. Doctors group spreads realism of nuclear war - Daniel Q. Haney. 1980-12-28. Associated Press. Kissinger Isn't in the circle - Karen Elliot House. 1980-06-03. Wall Street Journal. excerpts from Force without War - Barry...
Topics: NFU, nuclear first use, nuclear deterrence, Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., Vietnam
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Copies of notes kept by Ellsberg during the Cuban Missile Crisis when he participated as an Analyst from RAND. Includes comments made in 1989-02. Includes multiple copies with different handwritten commentary.
Topics: Cuban Missile Crisis, The Doomsday Machine, nuclear deterrence, nuclear war
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Book by famed economist Jonh Kenneth Galbraith on the cause and strategy for peace in Vietnam.
Topic: Vietnam, anti-war movement
A collection of reviews of Daniel Ellsberg's memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers.  Ellsberg Charts Change fom Insider to Activist by William O'Rourke National Catholic Reporter 2002.  Secrets Revealed Daniel Ellsberg's Long-Awaited, And Well-Timed, Memoir by Maria Streshinsky . Diablo Magazine. 2002-09.  The Man Behind the Pentagon Papers by Bruce Ramsey The Seattle Times. 2002-10-13.  Ellsberg Recalls his side of Pentagon Papers revelations by Steve Weinberg. St. Louis Post-Dispatch....
Topics: Secrets, Vietnam, pentagon papers
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Item 010-027 Why Must We Kill Neutrals by Oswald Garrison Villard. Christain Century. 1943-04-21. Item 010-027a Excerpts from Megamurder by ELM Burns 1967. Item 010-027c Bomber Offensive Longe Range Attacks. Item 010-027d Super Carries and B-36 Bombers.
Topic: Strategic Bombing
Fear and Learning In A Nuclear Crisis A Psychological Study of the Resolution and Implications of the Cuban Missile Crisis by James G. Blight of the Center for Science and International Affairs Harvard University. Heavily annotated and studied by Daniel Ellsberg, who maintained a correspondence with Dr. Blight.
Topics: Cuban Missile Crisis, Psychology, Deterrence, James G. Blight, Harvard
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Notes reflecting on and analyzing the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Topics: Cuban Missile Crisis, decision theory, The Doomsday Machine
Draft copy of Chapter's 1 and 2 provided by Lynn Eden. On the underestimation of thermal effects of nuclear weapons by US armed forces.
Topics: Strategic Bombing, WW2, targeting civillians, command and control, nuclear war, firebombing
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by Jeffrey Race
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Collections of memoranda and letters on pacification of Vietnam and Thailand.
Topics: Vietnam, Pacification
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by Daniel Ellsberg
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A collections of press on the U.S. Navy's illegal storage of nuclear weapons on Japanese Territory. Item 012-037 Japan Under the US Nuclear Umbrella by Hans Kristensen. Item 012-037b Japan Backing Away From Trusting U.S. on Nuclear Accords by William Chapman. The Washington Post. 1981-05-23. Item 012-037c Japan Insists it Barred U.S. Ships With A-Arms by William Chapman. The Washington Post. 1981-05-19. Item 012-037d A Arms Row Poses Test for Suzuki; A-Arms Claim Raises Furor in Japan; Ex-U.S....
Topics: Iwakuni, nuclear deterrence, Japan, The Doomsday Machine
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by Daniel Ellsberg
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Handwritten notes pertaining to Ellsbeg's book The Doomsday Machine.
Topics: The Doomsday Machine, nuclear deterrence, secrets